Some DeSantis Influencers Refusing To Unite Behind Trump

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yesterday that he was suspending his campaign and throwing his support behind former President Donald Trump.

Some DeSantis followers, and specifically some of his online influences, are not joining with DeSantis in moving over to Trump’s side. These influencers are choosing instead to hold a bitter grudge instead of than uniting on the clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination.

When campaigning against DeSantis, Trump nicknamed the Florida Governor “Rob DeSanctimonious” and .

DeSantis came out in support of Trump when he announced he was suspending his campaign.

“It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance,” DeSantis said. “He has my endorsement because we can’t go back to the old Republican guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed-over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”

While DeSantis was clear that he was moving his support to Trump, many of his social media influencers appear to still be holding a grudge against the former president.

There is still some speculation that Trump could choose DeSantis as a running mate if and when he wins the GOP primary, and that could sway those grudge-holding DeSantis supporters to move their support. Trump, however, seemingly dispelled that rumor Monday.

“It’s probably unlikely, but you know, I have to be honest, everything is a possibility, but I think it’s highly unlikely,” Trump told Fox News’ Lawrence Jones when asked about the possibility of choosing DeSantis as his Vice President.

“I have a lot of great people. And I have great people that have been with me right from the beginning,” Trump added, while also verbalizing his appreciation for DeSantis’ endorsement.